What next for Lance Armstrong? There has been much rumour about a political career and the man himse
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What do you do after you’ve established yourself as one of the great athletes in your sport of all time and won its biggest event six (soon to be seven?) times in succession? There has been a lot of conjecture about what Lance Armstrong will do with his time from July 24 onwards, and in an interview in the July edition of Texas Monthly, the Discovery Channel team leader indicates that he is at least thinking about running for public office.
Speaking to Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith at the Los Angeles home of Armstrong’s girlfriend Sheryl Crow, Armstrong admitted that running for public office in the future is “certainly a possibility.” The conversation between Armstrong and Smith went as follows:
ES: What about public life? Have you thought about running for public office?
LA: I don’t know.
ES: So you might run for something.
LA: I would want to relax for a while and be out of the public eye, but I’m a competitor. I care about people and causes. It’s certainly a possibility.
ES: That’s one of the great non-answers of all time.
LA: Well, I don’t want to say yes, because then you’re going to say, ‘Are you a Republican or a Democrat?’
ES: I wouldn’t necessarily have asked that, but of course now I’ll have to.
LA: I won’t answer. If I ever decide to run, then we’ll all know.
Armstrong said when he announced his retirement in April that he would be devoting more time to his cancer foundation following his retirement.